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Roman Ozimek, Other/Just Looking in New Port Richey, FL

What is the up keep on a pool?

Asked by Roman Ozimek, New Port Richey, FL Sun Apr 24, 2011

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Worth going salt water, have not lost a day to shocking since I did, and no chlorine smell either. Can switch for about $1,000 have had this about 8 months and used only one 40 lb bag of salt. The equipment tells you the salt level, PH etc sometimes need muriatic acid. Got it from Aqua Tech in Brooksville
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2014
Glad you asked this question. As a previous pool owner, I can personally attest to the fact that it takes some effort to maintain a pool. Spending $50 or so a month for an good pool service is well worth it in my opinion. There are thousands of YouTube "How To" videos out there so you can visually see what all is involved. For your convenience, I posted a link below in the web reference to a Lowe's YouTube that covers the topic well.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 19, 2013
it depends on 2 things. Whether you have a pool sweep and whether it is a salt pool or a freshwater pool. Most pools are screened and caged, so you do not have ambient debris to contend with. Pinch a Penny or stores like that will chemically look at your water sample and tell you what to do. If you follow their advice, you will have a sparkling clean pool for the cost of the electric and chemicals. Run your filter 8 hours a day in the summer and you will be good to go. If you have solar heaters, pretreat once a month with an all around algea treatment.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
We don't spend much money for the upkeep on our pool. We buy chlorine tablets and miriatic acid. That is all we have put it in it. We vacuum it once a month or less. We do not have a pool cage, and have to scoop out the bugs and oak leaves when they fall. This is in Charlotte County, FL.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 25, 2011
In the Sarasota area, you can have a pool service come in once a week for as little as $50/ month but on average you are looking at around $65/month. This includes cleaning and chemicals as long as the pool area is screened.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 24, 2011
It depends on if you have a bird cage around the pool area. If you don't then it is usually minimal - a good cleaning system and a few chemicals. Service can be a cheap as under 100 per month or you can do it yourself. Without the bird cage - you may spend every day cleaning out leaves in the fall and winter from the trap and using a net.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 24, 2011
Much would depend on the pool size and it's current condition, heated or not, etc.,; some costs incurred include, higher electric bills, higher homeowner's insurance, chemicals, waters, ordinary maintenance, etc.
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